Braque du Bourbonnais puppies are just adorable. So, if you have a chance to nurse them, don’t let it go. It is a moment of joy when you have tiny members in your house.
These puppies go through a lot of behavior development stages from birth to adolescence. Here is some information about Braque du Bourbonnais puppies growth stages which will help you understand the behavior of your newborn pet.
Neonatal Stage – 0 to 2 Weeks
The newborn Braque du Bourbonnais are born toothless, blind, and deaf. The first sensation they feel is when their mother licks them while cleaning. The puppies will pile of to their littermates to regulate body temperature and warmth.
The puppy separated from its littermates or warmth are likely to die due to hypothermia- low body temperature. In addition, the newborn Braque du Bourbonnais puppies need milk every two hours which helps them to get strong and gain weight.
Transitional Stage – 2 to 4 Weeks
The transitional stage is something you shouldn’t miss. During this second week, Braque du Bourbonnais puppies do a lot of new experiences. Such as, the puppies open their eyes and can hear for the first time.
The puppies will start expanding their vocals with grunts, whines and barks. In addition, Braque du Bourbonnais puppies will now know what their mother and littermates look like. Furthermore, the babies will start to explore the surrounding.
Around the fourth week, the puppies will grow much stronger and may try to jump out of the whelping box to follow their mother or you around the house. Furthermore, the puppies will start spending their time away from their sleeping area.
Socialization Stage – 4 to 12 Weeks
This is the golden period to socialize your puppy with other dogs and animals. By the fifth week, the Braque du Bourbonnais puppies are more aware of the surrounding and people living with them.
Puppies will now start playing and enjoying human interactions. Furthermore, you can start house training your pup when they reach eight weeks old. However, you can also send them to puppy training classes from when they reach nine weeks old.
Braque du Bourbonnais puppies might go through ‘fear period’ during these weeks. Therefore, they will need more attention and care from you to pass through the stage.
Ranking Stage – 3 to 6 Months
Ranking stage is like a teenage period for dogs also. During this stage, Braque du Bourbonnais puppies are mostly affected by their play mates; both dogs and people. Moreover, by this stage they can differentiate between dominance and submission.
From this stage, their teething starts which means they will need something to chew on. In addition, from twelve to sixteen weeks Braque du Bourbonnais puppies will start losing their puppy face and resemble more like a miniature version of themselves.
Adolescence 6 to 18 Months
Now your Braque du Bourbonnais puppies are no more puppies. They will now reach two-third of their adult weight. By the end of seventh week, Braque du Bourbonnais puppies will lose their baby teeth and have 42 of his adult teeth.
By this period, you can expect your Braque du Bourbonnais to challenge you. They might want to dominate you. Moreover, they will start developing sexual desires. Dogs that aren’t spayed, can be spayed from this age.
When Should You Vaccinate Your Braque du Bourbonnais
|6 to 8 Weeks||Distemper, parvovirus|
|10 to 12 Weeks||DHPP (vaccines for distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus (hepatitis), and parinfluenza.|
|16 to 18 Weeks||DHPP, rabies|
|Every 1 to 2 Years||DHPP|
|Every 1 to 3 Years||Rabies (as required by law)|
How Much Does Vaccination Cost?
Puppy vaccination usually cost between $75 – $100.
Which Diseases Does Vaccine Protect Against?
- Canine distemper
- Canine parvovirus
- Kennel cough
To conclude, now that you are aware of each behavior changes of Braque du Bourbonnais it will be more easier to deal with other specific behaviors.
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